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Avoiding Mordor 
Chop Wood Carry Wood 
Day Out with the Lads 
Emptiness, The 
Forgive Yourself 
Gateless Gate 
In the Moment 
Karmic Justice 
Moral Cannibalism 
One Hand Clapping 
Plumber's Crack 
Pure Mind 
Sacred Cow 
Scattered Marbles 
Yield and Overcome 

Zen Wall 

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This is a great area to visit, even if you don't climb a single route. The hike is very enjoyable and the views from the top are outstanding. This area gets sun from late morning on. Finding the appropriate descent for the climbs that you intend to do is key. The base of the cliff is fairly undeveloped in terms of trails and the climbs are fairly spaced out.

This is not an area that you would want to bring your dog, as the descent options are not canine friendly.

Getting There 

The approach is similar to the Green Valley Gap. A high clearance vehicle is recommended. From the Green Valley lowest parking area, continue south on the dirt road until you can take the dirt road that ascends the hill just south of the south side of the Green Valley Gap. Follow the road up the hill approximately 1 mile until you can find a place to park. Follow the trail on foot using cairns as your guide. You will pass through 2 boulder gardens before making the final turn up hill to reach the cliff top. It's approximately at 30 minute approach once you leave your vehicle.

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Zen Wall:
Avoiding Mordor   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Atman   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Moral Cannibalism   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Forgive Yourself   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
One Hand Clapping   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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FORGIVE yourself . 11d/12a

Forgive Yourself 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a  UT : Saint George : Zen Wall
AWESOME LONG ROUTE. Begin climbing sweet arete with large (chipped?) pocket near the 2nd bolt. Crimps, jugs, and sloping ledges lead to crux getting to last bolt. Long and good. Prob. no chalk but DO IT !...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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The ladder descent on the left most side of the cliff as you approach the cliff top.
BETA PHOTO: The ladder descent on the left most side of the cl...
Here is a shot of a cool looking overhanging crack project at Zen Wall. I am guessing it is in the 5.13 range.
Here is a shot of a cool looking overhanging crack...
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